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by shredlord
Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: exhausted after practicing 8 hrs:(
Replies: 47
Views: 16645

Naps are absolutely vital. Practicing for hours without pauses and relaxation actually have the same effect as two hours of concentrated exercising, I think. One good technique is the japanese technique of inemuri (居眠り), something that a lot of japanese businessmen are masters in, it is where you ca...
by shredlord
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fingerings: back to basics...?
Replies: 25
Views: 12254

I believe whenever he plays three notes on a single string he will always use his index, ring and pinky fingers - even when he does stretches like playing G-A-B in the 3rd position on the high E. I think I saw him stating this on video somewhere. Not always, I think. Paul once said in an interview ...
by shredlord
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Picking technique?
Replies: 30
Views: 10393

Actually, another very fast picker, Mattias IA Eklundh, also holds the pick between thumb and middle finger. I also do not think that there's a wrong or right, unless you're suffering problems like pain in you fingers. Try out some new picks with good grip, like one of these: Dunlop USA Nylon Standa...
by shredlord
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Just ordered this...(see link inside)...any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2577

Man, Dave Kilminster and especially Guthrie Govan are two of the very best guitar tutors on this bloody planet. If they can't show you Vai's licks, NOBODY can :D Seriously, these guys got it. Guthrie is one of my favourite guitar players and he really explains things very well. He even breaks up lic...
by shredlord
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Harmonic + Melodic Minor Modes
Replies: 12
Views: 4822

I also like alot the superlocrian/altered mode for it's bebop compatibility and, of course, lydian dom, the "Simpsons mode" :D
by shredlord
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Segovia what is the point?
Replies: 23
Views: 14891

From another forum: The Segovia scales are just a way to play across octaves with postion shifts up and down the neck. There are books that contain these scales as practice forms which encourage postion changes. For example, the C scale can be played over two octaves with choices about which strings...
by shredlord
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai/Paganini?
Replies: 18
Views: 7905

[qutoe]Wasn't Eugene's trick bag composed by Ry Cooder... [/quote]

No, the Trickbag is mostly made up of Paganini's 5fth caprice with some changes done by Steve.

Ry did some Guitar, also a guy called William Kanengiser (the classical parts).
by shredlord
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: hilarious
Replies: 11
Views: 3885

Just woke up my parents with my laughter XD

Man, that's hysterical :lol: Eric's sooo passionate... and then this guy hitting the drums like mad :lol:
by shredlord
Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: hilarious
Replies: 11
Views: 3885

ROFL, awesome XDD

Must have been quite an effort :)

When he strums the 12-string-ultra-flanger-neck, I almost crapped my pants XD

For all who do not know: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Uea8k5sJ5qg
by shredlord
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Need to find!
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Nice approach on the Rhapsody...

But I do not think that there are many tabs like this one around... it would be easier to to one of your own, I suppose ^^
by shredlord
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai's 10hr& 30hr workouts
Replies: 11
Views: 4801

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by shredlord
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: key elements for music genre's
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

good one @ Ricardo Also the way the chords are played is very significant. While a classically trained acoustic guitar player will use all of his fingers to pluck chords and arpeggios, a lot of flamenco players will stay with their rasgueado technique. Country and some jazz players rely a lot on hyb...
by shredlord
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: key elements for music genre's
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

And I just reply that their imagination is limited and I use Frank and Steve as examples, proof that rock guitar can be a starting point in one's musical development and grow into anything. Music is infinite. Indeed, there's no better example than Frank, because there is probably no genre that he d...
by shredlord
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: key elements for music genre's
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

BTW, you can find plenty of harmonic complexity (that's not so ionian/tertiary biased) in the music of 20th century composers like Stravinsky and Varèse. Hey, and that rock and roll guy Frank Zappa. As Skiz said, even if Frank, whom I truly adore, was known as a rock 'n' roll player, works like "Ja...
by shredlord
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: key elements for music genre's
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

Hmm... okay... let's give it a try (though it's pretty complicated in the long run ^^)... (Standard) Rock music is mostly made up by powerchords in combination with simple major or minor triads or doublestops, either played in the whole or arpeggiated. Most Rock music is based around the natural maj...